Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’s digital sector is a significant contributor to the region’s economy with specific expertise in the development and commercial exploitation of Artificial Intelligence technology.

21,184 people employed in IT & Telecoms
£486m invested in AI (between 2015-2019)
23% of employment in Cambridge is in IT & Telecoms

The opportunities for digital collaboration across sectors and applications is almost endless.


Cambridge Wireless produced a Digital Sector Strategy for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough in 2019.  This explores the interrelation between technologies and their applications across multiple sectors. 

"Cambridgeshire & Peterborough is well-positioned to be a global powerhouse in technology development and adoption. The region’s unique portfolio of assets includes world-class academic institutions, a highly qualified pool of talent, a hub of multinational R&D centres and excellent facilities and support for networking. The opportunities for collaborating with Fenland’s agricultural firms and Peterborough’s manufacturing businesses are substantial."

Digital Sector Strategy Cambridge Wireless

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough are home to tech multinationals such as:

Local job vacancies

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Are you interested in digital and AI careers?


Looking to work in life sciences? Here are a few of the pathways you can follow to start a career in life sciences:


Look into some of the job roles in Digital and AI.


Find out more information about how to become an apprentice and start your journey into a career in Digital and AI.


Start your career path in Digital and AI by embarking on a higher education course through one of the providers located in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to develop your knowledge and practical skills in this field. 

Computer Science: Learn in ARU's coding and Cisco labs and computer suites, building a portfolio of projects based on real-life scenarios.
Data Science: Study in state-of-the-art facilities and gain the theory, practical skills and work experience needed for a rewarding career.

University of Cambridge:
Undergraduate study: Computer Science
Postgraduate study: Computer Science and Technology
MSt in AI Ethics and SocietyMPhil in Advanced Computer Science

University of Peterborough:

BSc (Hons) Computer ScienceFdSc Computer Science

Local apprenticeships

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Courses in Digital and AI

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